Chest cover (yutan)

Japanese
Edo period
19th century


Object Place: Japan

Dimensions

Height x width: 23 5/8 x 20 1/2 in., 21.6 cm (60 x 52.1 cm, 8 1/2 in.)

Accession Number

21.248

Medium or Technique

Silk twill-weave ground with silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts tied down with supplementary warps in twill-weave

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Collections

Asia, Textiles and Fashion Arts

Classifications

Textiles

Chest cover (yutan) constructed of five panels sewn together to form a box with overall design of hexagon lozenge pattern (kikko-mon) surrounding Chinese flowers (karahana) in white, yellow, orange, green and blue silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts on a reddish-orange silk twill ground. At the center of each panel is a large peony and leaf motif in white silk discontinuous supplementary patterning wefts. Used with 21.247

Provenance

Gift to MFA on March 3, 1921

Credit Line

William Sturgis Bigelow Collection